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Antebellum Alabama

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

Brewster and Conley sales records

 Collection
Identifier: W-0075
Overview Contains the sales records from 1838 to 1846 of Brewster and Conley, a buggy and carriage manufacturing company located in antebellum Mobile, Alabama.
Dates: 1838-1846

John J. Coleman papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0338
Abstract A collection of tax receipts, bills for drygoods items, indenture contracts, and miscellaneous papers.
Dates: 1825-1849

William Strong Comstock papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0348
Overview Business correspondence, account sheets, contracts, miscellaneous receipts, etc., of a Montgomery, Alabama, merchant, 1843-1867.
Dates: 1842-1867

Nehemiah Denton Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-1602
Abstract Correspondence and other business materials of this Brooklyn, New York, resident with business interests in Mobile, Alabama. Aside from extensive business correspondence, it includes detailed descriptions of Mobile's antebellum social life, and accounts of yellow fever epidemics and fires.
Dates: 1831-1844

Depositions of Peyton and Jane Graves in the Case of Elva v. Edwin Jenkins

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-4234
Overview These depositions, which total fourteen pages, contain the August 1853 testimony of plantation owner Peyton L. Graves and his wife, Jane, regarding the case brought by their neighbor Elva Jenkins against her husband Edwin Jenkins, in Wilcox County, Alabama. The depositions include accounts of a violent dog attack against Elva, as well as her resentment over Edwin’s favoritism toward their slave Becky.
Dates: 1853 August 21

Dominique Doux Fiquet Photograph Album

 Collection
Identifier: 2008-028
Overview Photograph album containing images of students and faculty at The University of Alabama in 1859 and includes the oldest known photograph of the campus.
Dates: 1859

Walter Goodman letters

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-2508
Overview This collection contains letters from Walter Goodman in Holly Springs, Mississippi, to his sweetheart, Corinne Acklen, in Huntsville, Alabama, with hopes to see her soon.
Dates: 1858-1859

Vernon Grosse collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0599
Overview Collection of pre- and post- Civil War letters and genealogies (all photocopies), as well as minutes for the New River Baptist Church, in Fayette County, Alabama, from 1826-1911.
Dates: 1801-1911

Ralph Hammond Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0614
Abstract Ralph Hammond was the author of numerous books, press secretary to Alabama governor James ("Big Jim") Folsom, and poet laureate of Alabama from 1992 to 1995. This collection contains clippings, correspondence, legislative documents, recordings, photographs, negatives, poetry, memorabilia, and other items related to his activities, including a large number of materials about the Folsom administration and about antebellum mansions in Alabama.
Dates: 1815-2008

Lewis L. Marks estate papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-2813
Overview Legal documents pertaining to the distribution of the Lewis L. Marks estate to his heirs. Also present are miscellaneous legal documents belonging to Robert M. Patton, administrator of Marks's estate.
Dates: 1856 - 1858

Richard Holmes Powell papers

 Collection
Identifier: W-0079
Overview Correspondence, essays, and speeches written by and to Richard Holmes Powell of Union Springs,Alabama, and includes the essay "On the Management of Slaves."
Dates: 1833-1905